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Unformatted text preview: The Data Link Layer provides the function to transfer data between networks and to detect and maybe correct errors that may occur in the Physical Layer. Originally this layer was intended for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint media characteristics of wide area media in the telephone system. On layer three of the OSI model, the network layer is where the addressing and routing is performed; the best-known example of a network layer protocol is the Internet Protocol (IP). On the transport layer of the OSI model is where the flow control and error handling performs; the best-known example of the transport layer is the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Finally, on the session layer (layer five), the synchronizations and assemblies are all done. OSI MODEL 3 References Regan, P. (2004). Wide area networks. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 2...
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